SVI (AMEX:SVI) announced today that its subsidiary, SVI Retail, has signed an agreement to provide DOTS, Inc, the women's bargain apparel company, with a new back office enterprise solution.

SVI Retail's Merchandise Management System will give DOTS central control over their 236 chain of stores. It will manages the retailer's back office operations, including merchandising, warehouse management, ticketing, events, sales audit, and finance.

Steve Hendricks, DOTS vice president of information services, said: "The purchase of SVI's Merchandise Management System completes our strategic technology transformation. As with any retailer, the merchandising system sits at the core of our operations - so this was a critical decision. DOTS selected SVI's solution for its key functionality and solid reputation within the industry."

"Upon completion of the DOTS solution life cycle analysis, it was clear that the combination of our two companies' experienced people, proven products and overall retail strategy was a winning approach," said Carolyn Zainer, vice president of sales and marketing for SVI Retail.

About DOTS

DOTS, Inc, headquartered in Solon, Ohio, is a unique, extreme value women's apparel company that has grown to over 200 locations in 20 states. DOTS offers a broad assortment of fashionable merchandise for women of all ages, sizes and shapes. DOTS' unique format allows the value shopper to buy established fashion at an extreme discount every day. (

About SVI

SVI, headquartered in San Diego, addresses two primary markets: retail information systems and instructor-led PC applications training and assessment tools. Through its subsidiary, SVI Retail, it is focused on becoming a leading global provider of multi-channel software solutions for the retail industry, including e-commerce applications as well as supply chain, in-store and customer relationship management (CRM) systems. The company's customers include major retailers such as Home Depot, JCPenney, Disney Stores, and Victoria's Secret. SVI's websites are located at and